Its been a lovely week so far weather wise and long may it continue.
But as good as the weather has been it can cause problems for us all in various ways. For me personally its when I'm travelling between jobs in my van, getting very hot and sweaty, and then arriving at the customers trying to hide the wet patches of sweat!ha
But in other ways the hot weather can also help me being a locksmith and make me busier.
This week I have received a few calls from customers that have had trouble locking their doors. Obviously the Sun beaming down on your door can make the door swell/stretch, basically move about. I find its worse on the Upvc/composite doors as they are a plastic but can also affect wooden doors as well.
I attended a property in Southminster and made some adjustments to their front Upvc door after the heat had made it very difficult to shut the door, and then also a nice wooden door in Maldon where the customer could no longer lock his 5 lever deadlock. And with this one you could definitely tell it was the heat as in the morning the door worked fine but as soon as the sun came round and was on his front door then the lock became difficult to lock.
I just made a small adjustment so that no matter what the weather the door will work perfectly.
I have also had people locked out the house in Chelmsford due to being outside in the weather and the door shutting etc - keys locked in the boot of Peugeot 207 and keys locked in the boot ford fiesta - both in Romford and both blamed the nice weather.
A.R Locksmiths covers the Essex area and are upvc door and window specialists and also Auto locksmith. I have a good range of lock picks so there isn't many cars that I cant get into.
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